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Katun River Rafting

Listed under Rafting in Xinjiang/Northwest, China.

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Most people think of Siberia as a cold and desolate place. In many respects they're right, but summer time in the Altai Mountains of Siberia has a climate similar to Oregon or England with temperatures in the 70's. This is the only time to run the rivers of the Altai Mountains, and the most famous is the Katun River. The Katun is a big water river so rapids have big waves, hydraulics, and whirlpools. If intense whitewater is your cup of tea, try the Upper Katun which adds an extra 30 miles of fairly consistent whitewater to your Katun experience. For a trip more like the Grand Canyon in terms of whitewater and one to bring your family on, you can choose to only run the Lower Katun. Trips are usually six to seven days with a travel day on each end to get to and from the river. To learn more about rafting in the Altai Mountains, visit RaftSiberia.

Written by  Zach Collier.

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